Step away from your daily routine to a special place in the sun. Imagine some soul-recharging beach time, but with added cultural experiences that give you a look at what life is like in Belize. Explore some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins anywhere, take in a Garifuna drumming lesson, discover a monkey sanctuary and remote jungle villages, and swim in the luxuriously warm waters off Caye Caulker. Introduce yourself to a different pace of life in Belize.
Arrive at any time in Belize city and transfer to the hotel just outside the city in the village of Burrell Boom.
Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to arrive at any time to the Belize City airport where you will be met and transferred to our hotel near Burrell Boom village, which is about 30 minutes from the airport.
Enjoy a full day excursion to the Lamanai ruins, a renowned Mayan ceremonial site consisting of over 800 structures surrounded by lush jungle. Return to our lodge to relax at the patio bar and pool, visit the spa, or walk the grounds enjoying the local wildlife.
Drive to San Ignacio and visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary, co-founded by five-time National Geographic grantee Dr Robert Horwich. Learn about the black howler monkey before going on a rainforest walk to observe monkeys in the wild. After, visit a G Adventures-supported Cayo women's cooperative where we learn about the centuries-old tradition of throwing pots and tortilla making. Enjoy a local lunch before continuing on to our rainforest hotel.
The town of San Ignacio is situated on the banks of the Macal River. It is a perfect location to visit the surrounding countryside. All activities here are optional, so the choice is yours: explore the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal, containing relics dating back 1400 years, visit the butterfly gardens, or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.
Enjoy two free days to visit the sites of the surrounding countryside with options including: full day excursion to Guatemala to visit Tikal, explore the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal or ruins of Xunantunich, visit the butterfly gardens, or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.
Enjoy two free days to visit the sites of the surrounding countryside with options including: full day excursion to Guatemala to visit Tikal, explore the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal or ruins of Xunantunich, visit the butterfly gardens or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.
Travel to Hopkins on the coast and enjoy a visit to Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce Factory en route. Explore the fascinating Garifuna culture, take a drumming lesson, and enjoy a demonstration by these amazing artists.
This is your chance to visit a part of Belize that has not yet hit the well-trodden tourist trail. Opt to rent a bike to explore the area or enjoy talking to the locals in what some call the friendliest village in Belize.
Enjoy the day in the laid-back village of Hopkins. Opt to visit nearby palmed Tobacco Caye and do some snorkelling, visit a wildlife sanctuary, or explore the area by bicycle.
Drive up the coast and visit an animal conservation centre before catching the ferry to Caye Caulker, a true tropical paradise.
Caye Caulker is a long thin limestone caye off the coast of Belize. Fewer than 2,000 people live here full-time – an eclectic mix of Mestizo, Maya, Garifuna, Creole, and Mennonites, along with a few hippies and retirees. The main street is a sandy pathway and people get around on foot, by bike or golf cart. Apart from eating some sensational seafood (lobster is a local specialty), the main activity is snorkelling and boating along the nearby Belize Barrier Reef.
Enjoy the day with option to join a full-day sailing and snorkelling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Belize Barrier Reef or just indulge in some serious R&R. In the evening, enjoy a fun farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant.
The barrier reef off Caye Caulker is a true wonder of nature. Optional snorkel trips get you up close and personal with nurse sharks and rays, to name a few of the wondrous resident creatures.
Depart at any time.
Should you wish to have additional post nights in Caye Caulker or Belize City, please ask your sales CEO.
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Trip Name: Explore Belize
Duration: 10 Days
From Price: $1,844
Supplier Tour ID: CBENG/155182
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